In addition to the general academic program, a number of events will also take place as part of the EASR 2019 conference. All registered participants are invited to participate in these events.
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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 14:30-15:30 – Ülikooli 18, Assembly Hall
After registration, the conference will begin with the Opening Event, taking place in the Assembly Hall of the main building of the University of Tartu. The event will be immediately followed by the keynote lecture of Michael Stausberg.
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 19:00-21:00 – Turu 2, Dorpat Conference Centre at the Tasku Centre (No 4 on map)
Following the short academic program of the first day of the conference, everybody is invited to attend the Welcoming Reception to have an opportunity to relax with your colleagues in a more casual setting. Drinks and food will be served. Registration for the conference includes free entry to the Welcome Reception. This event will be held at Dorpat Conference Centre, located on the 4th floor of the adjoining Tasku Centre (Turu 2) offering a stunning view over Tartu.
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 18:15-20:00 – Jakobi 2 Lecture Theatre
This roundtable is intended as a general discussion forum about publishing in the context of the study of religion. It is particularly intended for PhD students and early career scholars who will have a chance to learn more about the publishing world and ask experienced editors as well as successful young scholars about issues related to publishing as such. The roundtable panellists will thus include two distinguished journal editors, two editors from well-known publishers and two young scholars of religion:
- Michael Stausberg (editor of “Religion” and two book series about religion)
- Gregory D. Alles (editor of “Numen”)
- Joshua Wells (Routledge)
- Valerie Hall (Equinox)
- Jenny Butler (University College Cork)
- James White (University of Tartu)
The panel will be chaired by Suzanne Owen (Leeds Trinity University)
Thursday, 27 June 2019
On the afternoon of the third day of the conference, we offer everybody a chance to choose between a number of different cultural activities. These enable you to know Tartu as well as its surroundings better. For more information about these events, please see the page devoted to the cultural activities.
NB! These events require pre-registration as part of your general registration and most of them are for an additional fee.
Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 19:00-21:00 – Gunpowder Cellar restaurant (No 5 on map)
The Dinner takes place in the evening of the third day of the conference. This will take place at the Gunpowder Cellar restaurant nearby the conference venue. The unique setting of this restaurant will offer a chance to enjoy excellent food and wine, while discussing and debating intriguing topics with your colleagues. For a glimpse of the restaurant, see: http://pyss.ee/?lang=en.
NB! This event is for an additional fee and you need to be registered to this event as part of your general registration.
Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 21:00 – The Genialistide Klubi (No 6 on map)
Following the dinner, the evening will conclude with the dance party. For this we have reserved the Genialistide Klubi nightclub in the centre of Tartu. This is one of the more popular places to party for the students in Tartu and for this one evening, all the participants of the conference will also have a chance to get a taste of it! This event is open to all registered participants of the conference and does not require any additional registration.
The roundtable will be chaired by Alessandro Saggioro (Sapienza University) & Marianna Ferrara (Sapienza University and Ruhr University Bochum).
Saturday, 29 June 2019 at 16:15-17:00 – Ülikooli 18, Assembly Hall
The conference will conclude in the same place as it began – in the main Assembly Hall of the main building of the University of Tartu. Here we hope to share some final thoughts and impressions of the conference and look ahead towards future conferences.